Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 19957
wu-ftpd server runs even when `disable = yes' keywords present in xinetd.d entry
Last modified: 2007-03-26 23:37:03 EDT
The wu-ftpd server still runs when an ftp request is made, even although
the file /etc/xinetd.d/wu-ftpd has the following line:
disable = yes
which is placed in /etc/xinetd.d/wu-ftpd by disabling wu-ftpd using the
Even if xinetd is sent a -HUP signal, wu-ftpd continues to respond to ftp
This happens if the ftp connection is from localhost or from a remote
My system is a clean install RH7 on a i686, with some services shutdown
(sendmail, nfs etc).
So you changed this setting, and it continued to respond? (not the same as
"respond if disable=yes")
I changed the line manually to disable = no and it responds to ftp requests - as
Maybe I'm reading man xinetd.conf wrong, but as far as I can see, disable = yes
should override anything else and shut the service down.
Maybe tcpserver from http://cr.yp.to/ should be included with RH7.1?
My interpretation of this is that you've modified the
config file, kill -HUP'd xinetd, and your changes have
not taken effect.
If this is in fact the case, it should not work. As
documented in the xinetd man page, a SIGHUP has xinetd
dump it's debugging information. What you want is a
SIGUSR2 to reconfigure xinetd.
That's what's used in "service xinetd reload".
Mmmm. OK, seems a bit wierd not to use a SIGHUP for reconfig, but I guess I
should have RTFM'd a bit more.
Guess this is resolved then - changing to not a bug.